It is an honour to have been selected as a juror by the Awards committee for the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards for Residential Architecture - Houses (New) and Houses (Alterations & Additions).
Following its 2016 AIA Architecture Award for Residential Architecture-Houses, Unfurled House has been featured in a snippet entitled “Architecture Shorts” in Grand Designs Australia magazine Issue 061.
Christopher Polly was invited by Green magazine editor Tamsin O’Neill to write a piece on a favourite, inspiring example of residential architecture. The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut is the seminal mid-century house designed by Philip Johnson in 1949, considered one of the great works of modern architecture. It is featured in the November/December 2016 Issue 52 edition of the magazine. Photography by Robin Hill.
It’s exciting to see the construction of Farrington Ellis House coming along on site in Woolooware, with the generously proportioned 2 storey pavilion at the rear now taking shape. Photo by client.
It’s gratifying to see that Unfurled House has been incorporated in the NSW Planning & Environment ‘Draft Medium Density Design Guide’ as a design standard exemplar for private open space.
A planning application has been successfully lodged for a new house overlooking the Cooks River in Earlwood. Its uniquely crafted response to its setting enables an arrangement of living, dining and kitchen spaces, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an office - as well as associated outdoor areas, landscaping and a pool.
Unfurled House has been featured in the September/October 2016 Issue 51 of Green magazine, in an article entitled “Simple Illusion”. Many thanks to Jenna Reed Burns for her generous words and to Tamsin O’Neill for including the house within this issue.
The HOUSES magazine June/July 2016 feature of Unfurled House has been given an online presence at ArchitectureAU.
It’s very exciting to share that Unfurled House has been shortlisted for yet another award - this time as a finalist in the 2016 Sustainability Awards, Single Dwelling (Alterations & Additions) category.
Christopher Polly presented Unfurled House as part of an ‘Architecture on Show’ talk curated by Sam Rigoli, Michael Zanardo and Casey Bryant. As the recipient of the 2016 Marrickville Medal, the talk focused on the crafted design response of the project which added a new dimension, enhanced function, and gave fresh appeal to the fabric of the original house in its setting.
Unfurled House has been featured on the cover and within the Daily Telegraph’s Home magazine in a generously written article by Elizabeth Fortescue entitled “When the sky’s the limit”.
It’s exciting to share that Unfurled House has been shortlisted for another award - this time as a national finalist in the 2016 IDEA Interior Design Excellence Awards, ‘Residential Single’ category.
A series of sketch design concepts have been prepared for a new lightweight-framed house in Lilyfield. It accommodates an arrangement of expansive living, dining and kitchen spaces, with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms for a young family.
Unfurled House continues to receive great coverage with feature stories published by architecture and design magazines HabitusLiving and Design Milk.
Designboom has published a feature on Unfurled House entitled “Unfurled House designed by Christopher Polly Architect for a Sydney family”. The project has also received further coverage in a published feature on Architizer.